Advanced considerations in strength training: Stretching, concurrent training and monitoring of training load

W. C. Patrick LAU, Pui Lam WONG, Anis CHAOUACHI, Aaron J. COUTTS, Karim CHAMARI, Tsz Chung LUK

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Abstract

This chapter aims to specify different forms of static and dynamic stretching routines, and its effects on the development of strength. Furthermore, it has been suggested that concurrent training (combining several training modes, e.g. strength and aerobic training, strength and plyometric training, strength and speed training) has superior effects as compared to single training mode alone. Therefore, the modes of concurrent training, its training effect, and some precautions when designing of programs to meet the specific demands of professional athletes, are also discussed. Finally, since it is important to monitor training load to optimize strength gain and enhance performance level, and prevent over-training, several monitoring methods that can be used to monitor training such as training volume, session-RPE (rate of perceived exertion), and heart rate response are examined. Copyright © 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. The publisher web site is located at https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/index.php
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrength training: Types and principles, benefits and concerns
EditorsJames T. KAI
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Pages149-169
ISBN (Print)9781608762217, 1608762211
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Resistance Training
Muscle Stretching Exercises
Plyometric Exercise
Athletes
Heart Rate

Citation

Lau, P. W. C., Wong, D. P., Chaouachi, A., Coutts, A., Chamari, K., & Luk, T. C. (2010). Advanced considerations in strength training: Stretching, concurrent training and monitoring of training load. In J. T. Kai (Ed.), Strength training: Types and principles, benefits and concerns (pp. 149-169). New York: Nova Science Publishers.